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David Stegall is a well-respected former Assistant District Attorney for Milwaukee County who focuses his practice on helping people who have been accused of a crime or seriously injured.  David uses his extensive trial experience to get his clients the best possible results.


David has argued numerous jury trials ranging from simple traffic matters to complex felony cases.  David is known as a fierce and respected advocate by attorneys and judges throughout Wisconsin.  David is licensed to practice throughout the state and is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin.  David is also a member of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, American Inns of Court, and the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


David was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar in 2006 after graduating cum laude from Marquette University Law School.  While David was an Assistant District Attorney he led a three person legal team that focused on long term drug and gang investigations.  In that capacity, David taught classes to members of various police departments including the Milwaukee Police Department.  


Prior to attending law school, David served in the United States Army as a Cavalry Officer stationed at various posts throughout the United States.  While on active duty, Captain Stegall was selected as one of the best junior officers in his unit.

David is devoted to our community and volunteers at the Veteran’s Law Center and remains active in other veteran’s causes.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    10 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    10 years



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Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Jason D Sanders

    When I was a prosecutor, I had many cases with Attorney Stegall, including a jury trial. His experiences as a prosecutor prepared him perfectly to guide people through the criminal justice system; he knows what should happen and how to make it happen. He is easily one of the best attorneys I have known, and I endorse him without reservation.


    Jason Sanders Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Lawton & Cates, S.C.

345 W. Washington Ave. (Suite 201)
P.O. Box 2965
Madison, WI, 53701


WIGood Standing200603/26/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Cum LaudeMarquette University Law School2006
Distinguished Military GraduateUnited States Army1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLawton & Cates, S.C.2012 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyMilwaukee County District Attorney's Office2006 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2012 - Present
Wisconsin Association for JusticeN/A2012 - Present
Dane County Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2013 Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm ConferenceAn Overview of OWI Cases From Both Sides of the Courtroom2013
John “Sly” SylvesterRepeat Commentator on "Sly in the Morning" Radio Show2012